BikeabilityMinibikers are official Bikeability providers for schools across the UK.
What is Bikeability?
Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It helps you learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads.
Bikeability gives everyone the confidence to cycle and enjoy this skill for life.
- For all levels of experience
- Qualified, expert instructors
- Available all year round across England
We deliver Bikeability…….
Balance training to Nursery/EYFS, YR1 and 2 children.
- Level 1 – Year Groups 3-6
- Level 2 – Year Groups 5-6
- Level 3 – Year Groups 5/6
Cycling is a life skill that children are unlikely to forget. From basic skills in the playground to advanced journeys on the road, we’ve got it covered!
Bikeability Level 1
Year Groups 3-6
Maintain your cycle: make sure your ride is in tip-top condition and make simple repairs
Glide: smooth, calm and collected
Control your bike: including setting off, cruising, slowing down, braking and stopping. You’ll even learn to pedal one handed!
Pedal: without feeling wobbly or out of control
Be aware of your surroundings: looking behind and turning around obstacles.
Year Groups 5-6
Start and stop with more confidence
Pass stationary vehicles parked on a road
Understand the road: signals, signs and road markings
Negotiate the road: including quiet junctions, crossroads and roundabouts
Share the road with other vehicles
Bikeability Level 3
Year Groups 5/6/7
You will learn more advanced skills, including how to:
Use the best riding position for any situation
Ride alongside other cyclists
Ride on more complex roads. This might include busier roads, more complicated junctions or faster roads with speed limits above 30mph.
Negotiate more complex roads. For example, junctions controlled by traffic lights, multi-lane roads or cycle lanes.
Respond confidently when a situation changes. For example, when a vehicle pulls out in front of you.
Children are often ready for Level 3 from 11 years old, once they have completed previous bikeability course levels.
Bikeability Level 3 is taught in smaller groups or one-to-one so every course is tailored to a riders’ needs. It might focus on a skill you might want to practice more, or a tricky road where you travel often.
Whether you’re planning to cycle to school, ride alone to a club or explore with your family, Level 3 is the answer. It will set you up for a life of freedom on wheels!